Date and Time
January 24, 2023
11:00 am-12:00 pm EST
Private equity (PE) is increasingly investing in public services—including childcare, at-risk care, and senior care—that were once only offered by the government or nonprofit providers. And while there can be benefits to private investment, it comes with societal, reputational, and regulatory risk.
What implications do these PE investments create, both for PE firms and society at large? What should investors consider before and, if applicable, after they invest? The aim of this webinar is to:
- Show the landscape of PE investment in the public services space
- Highlight the opportunities and risks that arise from these PE investments, including inward risks (e.g., risks to the firm) and, arguably even more importantly, outward risks (e.g., risks to society)
- Provide specific steps that PE firms can take throughout the PE investment lifecycle to be responsible investors
- Cassie Collier, Manager, Financial Services, BSR
Manager, Financial Services, BSR
Cassie works with BSR member companies in the financial services sector to launch ESG funds, meet ambitious net zero goals, and build sustainable supply chains. Her engagements, spanning across private equity firms, investment banks, and pension funds, aim to build a just and equitable financial system that works for all.
Cassie brings with her 12+ years experience across the private, non-profit, and public sectors. Prior to joining BSR, Cassie worked as a risk specialist at Deutsche Bank, where she priced illiquid securities across the bank’s credit trading portfolio. Cassie also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nicaragua, where she partnered with the Ministry of Education to launch a youth entrepreneurship program. While in graduate school, Cassie led a consulting project that analyzed Fortune 500 companies’ adherence to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
Cassie holds a MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School and a BS in Economics from Susquehanna University.